How to Replace Square & Rectangle Domes that have Dome Fixings
Some Skylight manufacturers of square and rectangle Skylights attach the Skylight Dome to the Skylight Flashing by fixing screws or Rivets through the side of the Skylight Dome into the Skylight Flashing. This can in some cases lead to increased chances of the dome cracking as the metal flashing expands and contracts with temperature changes causing the polymer dome to crack with the pressure. This article demonstrates how this type of existing Skylight Dome can be replaced with a TFD that has Skylight Trims to allow for metal expansion. We also have instructions on How to replace a skylight dome.
1. Confirm the Skylight has side fixings. Example of fixing is circled.
Most of us are familiar with the different types of skylights and the benefits it can bring to our house or establishment. However each skylight manufacturer has its own advantages, some are better, some are cheaper than others. It depends on owners perspective to choose a type of skylights that fits on its home. Traditional skylights commonly known as sky domes are made from polycarbonate dome cover and represent a cost effective daylight solution both for home and commercial use.